HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Published: 12 April 2021
The Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane has led borough tributes to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, following the formal announcement of his death.
Cllr Diane Taylor said: “The death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip is very sad news indeed and we in the borough of Basingstoke and Deane mourn the passing of a great man. He has been a devoted and loving support alongside our Queen for more than seven decades and a familiar pillar of reliability to all of us in this nation. His unique mix of dedication and humour has been a feature throughout all of our lives – the personification of stability in a changing world. He will be greatly missed. I will, of course, be sending the condolences of the people of this borough to Her Majesty the Queen.”
The Union Flag will fly outside the Basingstoke and Deane Civic Offices at half-mast until after the late Duke’s funeral.
The Royal Family has set up an official book of condolence where you can leave a message. A selection of messages will be passed onto members of the Royal Family and may be held in the Royal Archives.
In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions, and in line with the Royal Family’s wishes, residents wishing to express their condolences are being encouraged to make a donation to a charity of their choice, or one of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Patronages in his memory, instead of leaving floral tributes.